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Make our Planet Great Again !

Speech of the French President Emmanuel Macron – Reaction to Donald Trump decision to leave the Paris Agreement.

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Trump to planet: Drop dead

Trump’s extremism has isolated us from the global coalition we helped to create – with China, Germany, India, Japan and 190 other countries – to fight the central environmental challenge of our time. He’s abandoned our children to climate catastrophe. It’s on the rest of us now – state and local officials, business leaders, citizens, educators, consumers, activists and congressional members who grasp the stakes for our future – to keep the promise of Paris alive.

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Animation: Only five years left before 1.5C carbon budget is blown

If the United States bails on the Paris Agreement on climate change, the results could be catastrophic both for this country and the planet. The worst part: There is absolutely no reason for it. Aside, perhaps, from bravado and arrogance…

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More people heading to court to spur action on climate change, study finds

Governments around the world are increasingly being challenged in court to do more to combat the threat of climate change, with litigation ranging from a group’s attempt to stop an airport runway in Austria to a Pakistani farmer suing his government over its failure to adapt to rising temperatures, a new study has found.

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In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally

The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released in “Scientific Reports.”

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Trump set to clash with other G7 leaders over refugees, trade and climate

With the US president apparently reluctant to compromise with European leaders at the G7 over climate change, trade and migration, the European council president, Donald Tusk, was forced to admit this would be the most challenging G7 summit in years, adding there was a risk of events spiralling out of control.

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How rising seas and coastal storms drowned the U.S. flood insurance program

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater.

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Domino Effect: The Myriad Impacts of Warming on an East Coast Estuary

Delaware Bay provides a case study in how warming oceans, more severe storms, and sea-level rise are impacting estuaries around the world. The effects — from loss of wetlands to steep declines in shorebird populations — cascade throughout the ecosystem.

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Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, a species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new study reveals. Although sooty terns are neither rare nor endangered, they have long been used by scientists as an indicator species to determine the health of the region’s marine environment.

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